Censorship endemic in Kashmir: RSF

Censorship endemic in Kashmir: RSF

Srinagar: India has been ranked 140th in the list of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index 2014 by a   global media watchdog . “India experienced an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists, with eight killed in 2013. They are targeted by both state and non-state actors,” Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) said in its […]

Wullar shrunk by 41.58 sq kms since 1911: Govt

Jammu: Asia’s second largest fresh water body has shrunk to 176 square kilometers from 217.58  square kilometers in 1911, the government said Wednesday . Minister for Forests and Environment, Main Altaf Ahmed informed the House that “area of lake as per toposheet of 1911 was 217.58 Sq Kms including 58.37 Sq Kms of associated marshes […]

Kashmir student harassed at Haryana varsity

Hisar (Haryana): A student from Jammu and Kashmir was allegedly harassed by two of her classmates of Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, but the varsity Wednesday  maintained that the issue had been “amicably resolved”. The woman, a final year student of MSc Environment, had complained a few days ago that the two students […]

Candlelight protest held in JNU

Srinagar: The Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners and Democratic Students Union on Saturdayjointly organized a peaceful candle light protest in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal University in remembrance of Kashmiri leaders Mohammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru. Reports said the vigil led by Kashmiri professor SAR Gilani which was attended by the Kashmiri students […]

Court directs Army to provide verdict copy closing Pathribal

Srinagar: A local court Friday directed the Army to furnish a copy of the judgement along with CBI chargesheet regarding its decision to close 2000 Pathribal fake encounter. Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Verinder Singh Bahu issued the order after hearing an application, filed on behalf of Nazir Ahmad Dalal, maternal uncle of Zahoor Ahmad Dalal, […]


Srinagar: Several pro-freedom leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were taken into preventive custody and several others were placed under house arrest to scuttle protests after Friday prayers against the Army’s recent decision to close Pathribal fake encounter case. Malik and 10 of his senior party colleagues were detained when they tried to take […]

Tosmaidan row: Protesters threaten sit-in near firing range

SRINAGAR: Reiterating their demand for shifting of the Army firing range from Tosmaidan in central Kashmir Budgam district, Tosmaidan Bachao Front, J & K RTI Movement, Local Sarpanch Association and J&K Rural Voice on Thursday said the panel constituted by the government shall have face-to-face interaction with the people. They also threatened that people from […]

Geelani calls 3-day strike for return of Guru, Bhat’s mortal remains

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference(G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday called for a three-day shutdown to press for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru. “Kashmiris will not rest until the Government of India returns the mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru,” Geelani said while calling for a complete shutdown in […]

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Security heightened across Valley ahead of Jan 26

Srinagar: Security was tightened Monday in this summer capital and other major towns of the Valley in run up to January 26 . Paramilitary CRPF personnel and police have been deployed in strength for R-day functions across the Valley, official sources told Kashmir Reader Monday. A contingent of troopers and policemen carried out day long […]

Hardepanzoo teachers without salary for 5 months

SRINAGAR: Frequent transfer of Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) and delay in payment of salaries of ReTs has irked the School Education staff in Hardepanzoo in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. “In past three to four months, six new ZEOs were appointed in the area. These frequent transfers are drastically affecting the working of the system,” a […]